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Power management training

TI’s technical resources cover the entire spectrum of power management design training, for theoretical concepts or specific, practical design advice for the most complex power challenges. Access training, advice and support from the power experts and personalize your training experience by choosing on-demand training modules, in-person seminars, videos, webinars, and more.

Power fundamentals

Learn the essential concepts of power in our introductory training courses. These videos provide engineers a fundamental understanding of power electronics and include power management overview and an introduction to the various power topologies.

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Introduction to Power Electronics- Overview This overview highlights the importance of power electronics in our everyday lives.
Introduction to Power Components This power overview identifies the four major components needed in power converter design: inductors, capacitors, diodes and MOSFETs.

Power topologies

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Power Topologies Overview This overview video introduces power converters and explains the functions of 18 different power supply topologies, all of which play an important role in operating our everyday power electronics.
Introduction to Power Topologies This power overview presentation introduces three popular power converter circuits: the linear regulator, the buck converter and the boost converter.
What is a Buck Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a buck topology
What is a Boost Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a boost topology
What is a Buck Boost Toplogy? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a buck boost topology
What is an Inverting Buck Boost Converter Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a inverting buck boost topology
What is a SEPIC Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a SEPIC converter topoloogy
What is a Forward Converter Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a forward converter topology
What is a Push Pull Topology A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a push pull topology
What is a Half Bridge Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a half bridge topology
What is a Full Bridge Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a full bridge topology
What is a Phase Shifted Full Bridge Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a phase shifted full bridge topology
What is a Cuk Converter? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a Cuk converter
What is a Zeta Converter? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a Zeta converter
What is a Flyback Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a flyback topology
What is a Flybuck Topology? A 3 minute short tutorial which gives an overview of a flybuck topology

Power tips

Tolopogies

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SEPIC Converter Operation, Theory (Part 1) This video covers the SEPIC’s advantages and general theory of operation. Key voltage and current waveforms during the FET’s two operational states are highlighted.
SEPIC Converter Operation, Lab Demo (Part 2) A 12V/1A SEPIC reference design is powered up in the lab. The FET and rectifier switching voltages and well as the inductor, rectifier and coupling capacitor currents are displayed on an oscilloscope.
Sepic Converter Makes an Efficient Bias In this Power Tip video Robert Kollman discusses how Sepic converters make an efficient bias
Buck-Boost using a Buck Controller In Power Tip #5 Robert Kollman talks about how to make a buck-boost using a buck controller.
Layout for a Buck Power Stage This video shows a simplified schematic and PCB layout for a buck converter. The critical current paths are identified and component placement is optimized based on the high frequency switching currents.
Layout for a SEPIC Power Stage This video shows a simplified schematic and PCB layout for a SEPIC converter. The critical current paths are identified and component placement is optimized based on the high frequency switching currents.
Layout for a Boost Power Stage This video shows a simplified schematic and PCB layout for a boost converter. The critical current paths are identified and component placement is optimized based on the high frequency switching currents.
Design a Simple Isolated Bias Supply In this Power Tip Robert Kollman discusses how to design a simple, isolated bias supply. For the entire Power Tips article series, visit Power Management DesignLine and search: Power Tips.
Low Voltage Buck IC In this Power Tip Robert Kollman takes a look at a power system where 500V is generated from a 400V input.
Low Cost, High Performance LED Driver In this Power Tip video Robert Kollman talks about low cost, high performance LED drivers
Demonstration of a 60W USB-C AC/DC Adaptor Reference Design In this video, we look at a reference design for a 60W USB-C adaptor. We discuss the design architecture and demonstrate the negotiation of a variable output voltage.

Solving design challenges

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Parallel Power Supplies with Droop Method In this Power Tip Robert Kollman, Senior Applications Manager at TI, looks at paralleling power supplies with the droop method. For the entire Power Tips article series, visit Power Management DesignLine and search: Power Tips.
Watch Those Unintended Resonant Responses In this Power Tip Robert Kollman discusses unintended resonant responses in the system.
Snubbing the Flyback Converter In this Power Tip Robert Kollman talks about snubbing the flyback converter.
Snubbing the Forward Converter In this Power Tip video Robert Kollman talks about snubbing the forward converter.
Beware of Circulating Currents In this Power Tip Robert Kollman discusses why you should beware of circulating currents in a SEPIC coupled inductor.
Avoid These Common Error Amplifier Pitfalls In this Power Tip Robert Kollman, Senior Applications Manager at TI, looks at three common error amplifier pitfalls. These are typical mistakes a new designer will make in error amplifier design. For the entire Power Tips article series, visit Power Management DesignLine and search: Power Tips.
Watch that Capacitator RMS Ripple Current Rating In this Power Tip Robert Kollman discusses a mistake designers make often and that is putting too much ripple current into a capacitor that may shorten its lifetime.
Don't Get Burned by Inductor Core Losses In this Power Tip video Robert Kollman shows us how to prevent getting burned by inductor core loss.
Resolve Power Supply Circuit Losses In this Power Tip video Robert Kollman talks about how you can resolve your power supply circuit losses.
Simply Estimate Load Transient Response In this Power Tip video Robert Kollman shows how to estimate a load transient response.
Estimating Transient Temperature in a MOSFET In this Power Tip Robert Kollman discusses how to estimate transient temperature in a MOSFET. For the entire Power Tips article series, visit Power Management DesignLine and search: Power Tips.
Power Tip: Current Distribution in High Frequency Conductors In this Power Tip Robert Kollman discusses current distribution in high frequency conductors. For the entire Power Tips article series, visit Power Management DesignLine and search: Power Tips.
USB-C Power Delivery Overview In this video, we discuss the new USB-C cable and how it affects power delivery. USB-C uses a more versatile cable and allows for much more power to be delivered, compared to legacy USB cables.
Higher Voltage LEDs Improve Efficiency In this Power Tip Robert Kollman discusses driving high voltage LEDs offline.
Controlling Power Supplies with Multiple Loops Usually the output voltage of a power supply is regulated and provided to a load. A battery charger uses two loops: one to control the output voltage and another to control the output current. In this Power Tips "Ask the Expert" video, Dave asks TI’s Robert Taylor to explore how those loops interact with each other.
Compensating Isolated Power Supplies Once you understand the transfer function of an opto-isolator and TL431 circuit, it becomes easier to compensate isolated power supplies. In this Power Tips "Ask the Expert" video Dave asks TI’s Brian King to do the math to derive this transfer function and gain insight to the location of the compensator poles and zeros.
LED Regulator with Current-Mode Control Synchronous buck converters are commonly used to regulate the current in LEDs. In this Power Tips "Ask the Expert" video, Dave asks TI’s John Betten to demonstrate how to compensate the control loop in a peak current-mode controller to ensure stability when you regulate current rather than the output voltage.
Powering Doube Data Rate (DDR) Memory In Robert Kollman’s latest Power Tip video, he discusses how to power double data rate (DDR) memory.
Pick the Right Resistance Ratio of MOSFETs In this Power Tip Robert Kollman takes a look at synchronous buck regulator and how you might divide the cost of the two MOSFETs in the Power Stage.
Damping an Input Filter In this Power Tip video, Robert Kollman talks about the benefits behind damping the input filter.
Taming a Noisy Power Supply In this Power Tip video, Robert Kollman talks about how to tame a noisy power supply.
Pick the Right Power Supply Operating Frequency In this Power Tip video, TI's Robert Kollman discusses how to pick the right operating frequency for your power supply.
Regulator Output-Voltage Accuracy In this Power Tip Robert Kollman, Senior Applications Manager at TI, looks at your regulator's output-voltage accuracy and explains why it may not be as bad as you think! For the entire Power Tips article series, visit Power Management DesignLine and search: Power Tips.

Design tools

Get the most out of TI’s robust power design tools and speed your design by watching these 3-5 minute videos.

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An Introduction to Power Stage Designer Welcome to the Power Stage Designer training. This tool enables engineers to calculate all important values for the power stage of their power supply design more effectively in a short amount of time.
WEBENCH® Power Designer Training Series Watch these series of videos and find out some tips and tricks on how to use WEBENCH® Power Designer.
TINA-TI Video Training Series This training series demonstrates the usage of TINA-TI™, the free SPICE simulator from Texas Instruments.

Power product training

Regardless of which power management function you’re designing, solve problems with a training library that spans a full range from fundamental to the most advanced. Click the function you’re working on to learn more.

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Non-isolted DC/DC switching regulators From fundamentals to advance level concepts, take a deep dive into the mechanics of non-isolated DC/DC switching regulators.
Battery management Browse TI’s extensive collection of training videos explaining battery charging, gauging, monitoring & protection, wireless power, and much more.
Linear regulators (LDO) Questions about designing with LDOs? From low-noise to small-size LDOs TI has you covered.
USB Type-C & PD From the basics of USB Type-C to selecting the right ICs for your design, TI’s training resources can help move your project forward.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Whether its powered devices (PD) or power sourcing equipment (PSE), TI has a variety of training videos to assist with your power over Ethernet (PoE) design
Protection, monitoring & hot swap On-demand training for protection, monitoring and hot swap solutions
LED driver (illumination) LED lighting training across all form factors and power levels.
Power modules Learn more about how you can use power modules to reduce design and verification time, and speed development cycles for any application.

Design support

Streamline your power management project with TI’s technical design resources.

TI E2E™ community

Find answers, share knowledge, solve problems with fellow engineers.

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WEBENCH® Design Center

WEBENCH Design Center

Generate, optimize and simulate designs that conform to your unique power specifications.

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TI Designs

Browse over 1,000 lab-tested power reference designs.

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Power House blog

Technical solutions, industry trends and insights for designing and managing power supplies.

Fully Charged blog

The latest power trends for battery-powered designs.